While it's great practice to choose a photography style and master it, it's important to give yourself the freedom and flexibility to try out alternative projects. That's why TFP's (trade for portfolio) can be such a great tool, especially for up and coming photographers.
In a TFP arrangement, the photographer and the model collaborate on a shoot that helps both parties out. For the photographer, they get to practice with new gear, a new shooting style or creative concept. For the model, they get to keep a number of the photos from heir shoot for their portfolio. It's great practice for both sides.
🕹 The Arcade
For this shoot, we went to Scandia Golf & Games in Kelowna, BC. I wanted to try my hand at overly-saturated, neon-style photography (thanks to inspiration by @brandonwolefel) and the arcade was just the spot.
The games provided ample lighting for my Sony A73 paired with an 85mm 1.8 lens. I pushed the tints/tones/saturation way further than I usually would, but overall I'm happy with how this mini-shoot turned out.
💣 Smoke Bombs
For this shoot I collaborated with a local Okanagan photographer (@LittleScorpionMedia) to capture these insta-trendy portraits. Our model (@Mogina) was phenomenal and required very little in terms of direction.
Want to see more?
Check out the galleries below for more portraits.